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Our Letter from Paris columnist, Alexander Lobrano, is the author of  Hungry for Paris: The Ultimate Guide to the City’s 102 Best Restaurants It’s just been released in a new, updated edtion by Random House.

By Alexander Lobrano Obsessively interested in good food, I always have the makings of at least one or two good meals on hand at home so that as someone who travels often, I never end up being forced to call out for a mediocre pizza or Indian food of unknown

President Obama at Dooky Chase in New Orleans. By Gerrie E. Summers It’s odd when you come back from a trip and you’re exhausted from…wait for it…eating. I’m sure the accompanying spirits didn’t help, but New Orleans is one (I have to make up a word to accurately describe it)

The legendary view from the equally legendary La Tour d'Argent in Paris. Walking to lunch at La Tour d'Argent from the Metro station at Maubert-Mutualite, I found myself so lost in thought that this post might never have seen the light of day if a strong-armed and quick-witted old lady

Ralph's, Paris. by Alexander Lobrano Ralph’s, Paris: An American in Paris If I lunched there several times a few weeks ago, and generally found the food to be much better than expected (with the exception of the worst frites I've ever eaten in France), it took a trip to New

Restaurant Frederic Simonin, photo by Francis Amiand By Alexander Lobrano After a very long train ride back to Paris from Munich, volcanic eruption oblige, it was a delight to go to dinner at the new Frederic Simonin restaurant near the Place des Ternes in 17th arrondissement the other night. Not

L'Ogre. L'Ogre Though the location across the street from the exasperating (this building is much too big and it's impossible to find the entrance) round Maison de Radio in the 16th arrondissement isn't very convenient, there's still a lot to like about L'Ogre, a friendly and very lively modern bistro

A Bona Fide Bistro and A Promising Newcomer La Cave Beauvau. Staring out at the fog shrouding the runways in Zurich airport, I just realized that I'd been daydreaming about the dinner that I had last night at La Cave Beauvau for the last twenty minutes. Why? It was a